New Delhi, Jan 11: Colonel B Santosh Babu of the 16 Bihar battalion and five Indian Army soldiers who fought the Chinese bravely at the Galwan Valley will be honoured posthumously with gallantry medals on Republic Day.
The Indian troops had retaliated bravely when the Chinese troops refused to withdraw from a location near Patrolling Point 14. In the Galwan Valley clash, 20 Indian soldiers had laid down their lives, but had inflicted severe casualties on the Chinese troops.
In the month of June this year, there was a bloody clash between the Indian and Chinese soldiers at the Galwan Valley amidst the tense standoff between the two countries along the Line of Actual Control at eastern Ladakh.
20 Indian soldiers were martyred in the incident, while several Chinese soldiers were either killed or went missing.
New Delhi, July 10: India has rejected China’s claim on the Galwan Valley as exaggerated and untenable.
A statement that was released by the Chinese Foreign Ministry after the talks between National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval and China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi did not make a subtle reference to Beijing’s claim of sovereignty on the Galwan Valley.
New Delhi, July 08: There has been disengagement along the Line of Control, but India continues to monitor the situation closely and remains ‘very cautious,’ sources familiar with the developments said.
While keeping in view the disengagement agreement, Indian troops withdrew 1.5 kilometres after the Chinese pulled back its troops at the Galwan Valley. There would however be a moratorium on patrolling for sometime as agreed during the military commander level talks held on June 30.
New Delhi, July 07: China has withdrawn troops at least by one kilometre in the Galwan River Valley.
Further temporary structures that were built by the Chinese at the illegally occupied site are also being removed. This was the site at which the violent brawl had taken place in which 20 Indian soldiers were martyred and 35 Chinese soldiers were either killed or injured.
New Delhi, July 07: There has been major de-escalation along the Line of Actual Control. The Chinese military camp that was re-constructed at PP14 in Galwan Valley has been completely dismantled. Further the troops and materials have also been taken back in vehicles.
New Delhi, July 06: In accordance with the terms agreed between the military commanders, the Chinese have started disengaging along the Line of Actual Control.
The PLA has been removing tents and structures at PP14. There has also been rearward movement of vehicles at Galwan, Hot-Springs and Gogra. While the distances are yet to be ascertained, India continues to maintain a cautious approach.
New Delhi, July 06: The Chinese Army has moved back tents and troops by around 2 kilometres.
Army sources tell OneIndia that the withdrawal is at those points where the disengagement was agreed upon during the three rounds of military commander level talks held between the two sides.